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'Nor shall your glory be forgot 
While Faille her record keeps, 
Or Honor points to the hallowed spot 
Where Valor proudly sleeps 
Yon marble minstrel 's voiceless stone 
The deathless song shall tell 
Where many a vaniiilied year hath flown 
The story how ye fell ; 

Nor wreck, nor change, nor winter's blight, 
Nor time's remorseless doom. 
Can dim one ray of holy light 
That gilds your glorious tomb." 



:\rRS. W. H. WhiTK, - - - rresi.k-nt 

Mrs. a. Laxius, - - - Vice-Presiilunt 

Mrs. W. r.. P.Ai.i.or. - - Vice-PresiiK'iit 

Mrs. C. 1). Ka\-, - - - - Rei^istrar 

^Irs. K. T, Rawi.ixs, - Recording SL-crctary 

:Mrs. a. .\. Hicks. - - - Historian 
INIrs K H Cri-:xsiia\v. - - Treasurer 

:\Irs. Dkija F.(imt7. Mrs. A. H. Pcavi.;ij. 

Mrs. S. D. Bi^oTH ^:\Irs. J. P.. PowK.r.r. 

Mrs. W. a. Dkvin INIrs. \V. D. Bryan 

Miss P.Ki.r. Cc^cn'KR Mrs. A. H. Joiixsox 

Mrs. v^oi. \V. Coophr Mrs. Wii.i.iam Landis 

Miss Lizzik Gooch :\Irs. U. R. ^PvcKkthan 

^Iiss SrsAx Grah.vm Mrs. Carolixk Oshorx 

:\Irs. \V. K. 3.Passi:miu-r<'. AIrs. J. I). Wiij.iams 

:mrs. w. z. MiTCHKLi, :\iRs s h. smith 


Corner Stone of Confederate Monument 

Laid Monday, May 10th, 1909, with 

Impressive Ceremony. 

Bv Fraxx iNI. PiXNix. 

In spite of the inclemency of the weather, the cere- 
monies incident to tlie laying of the comer stone of the 
nionnnient to the Old Sokliers and Sailors of the Con- 
federacy was an entire snccess. The morning of the 
tenth was gloomy and Ijlack with rain and rain clonds, 
there heing no prospect of any sort of decent weather np 
to ten o'clock. Bnt the Old \'ets were here, abont a 
hundred and fifty of them, as chipper and spry as young 
bloods, and many people from the surrounding country. 

General B. S. Royster, the chief marshal, and his com- 
petent assistants, had the parade in orderly precision 
and the procession was most imposing and well worth 

At ten o'clock the Granville Grays, Capt. J. Robt. 
Wood commanding, and the Horner Cadets, ]\Iajor 
McGhee, all under the order of the chief marshal, 
marched down to the .Southern depot and there met the 
guests of honor, M,ijor-(Teneral Julian S. Carr, of Dur- 
ham, and Mr. Samuel H. Gattis, of Hillsboro, and the 
Rev. A. D. Betts, who were immediately upon arri\al 
driven to the K.xchange Hotel. 

Just before noon, as the weather seemed to be bright- 
ening somewhat, the procession was formed on West 
Hillsboro street, the Third Regiment band leading next 
to the marshals. The cadets and the local company, 

each organization having iL< ranks I'uU, and iho-e great 
fild fe!li.>\\-; who received cheer at ter cheer a< they saucil>- 
ga\e the rchel yelL In the hne tolI(_>\\ing the.-e old 
soldiers \vere many ])ri\ale turnout^, in v>'luch rode the 
\vi\es and relatives ol ihe most jironiinent }ieo])le. 

As the jirocession was formed the carri.ige con\eying 
("Tcneral Carr, the Re\-. A. L). Betts, and Mrs. W. H. 
While was pnt in Ihe lead, and the long line passed 
tlirongh what, cmsidering the bad weather, an 
enormous crowd, a chapter I'rom the Orphan A^_\luni 
being lined uj) along the whole of Main street from its 
intersection with College d(;wn pa-t H.iunltcm's drug 
store. Troops (jf children were clustered arourid the 
foundation of the monument. The ]'>age,uit parsed the 
monument site , at Hdlsboro and Main and pa:-~ed down 
r\Iain to Gilliam street, ar.iund to Spring street and 
thence u.p Main to the Court H<.n e. 

The Hon S. M. Ciattis, of Hiilsboro, Grand ?ilaster, 
with the Grrand Lodge of Ma-ons, laid the cc)rner stone 
of the monument with a most impressixe and imj) s ng 

Following this, the \-eterans leading the way, the 
people went into the Court House and filled e\ery seat- 
ing space, there to hear the beaniiful introductory 
-Speeches, the music, and the magnificent eflorl of 
v.euerai J'lrr, which elicited ]:)raise and admiration from 
ex'erv quarter. The Old Soldiers were gi\-en seats of 
honor in the bar. and lliat being inadtcjuate, the_\- were 
assigne.l the best places ju<t o\itside of the 

At the conclusion of the exercises these grand old 
fellows were carried (k)wn to the grand jury room, where 
they were gi\-en a good rejiast. 


The address of General Carr on Monday was a very 
fine effort, and was greath- pleasing to the big audience 
that greeted him in the court house. 

The general is a prfnie favorite, not only with the 
public in general, but he is greatly beloveil by his old 
comrades. He was in especially fine mettle on the loth, 
and makes a handsome and martial appearance in the 
uniform of his rank, major-general in command of the 
North Carolina Division of Confederate Veterans. 

General Carr is very proud of his Granville connec- 
tions and never loses an opportunity to speak a good 
word for this county. 

His war career, he says, began in this county, and 
ended here. He suffered the disadvantages as did 
most of our returned soldiers, but his fine qualities won 
for him a warm place among the people and his business 
sagacity a front place in the ranks of financiers. 

Confederate Monument Dedication. 

By ED^vARD I^. Conn. 

Oxford, N. C, Oct. 30, 1909.— "The dark days of 
Reconstruction found no scalawag among the women of 
the South," declared Governor William Walton Kitchin 
here today in a Confederate oration that many of his 
hearers, among whom were prominent educators and 
jurists, assert has never been surpassed. The occasion 
was the dedication of a granite and bronze monument to 
the citizen soldiery of Granville County, the event hav- 
ing been made possible by the patriotic labors of the 

iiieinbers (_il the (Vruiu ille (.Trays Cluqiler (.)f IIil- rnitcd 
Daughters oi the Confeileracy. l'"i\e thousand souls was 
tlie niininuun estimate placed u])on the great slathering; 
fulh' that nianv witnessed the eluqueiit ceremonies, and 
C)\er a thousand others, uuahle to gel in hearing distance 
ol the orators, scatteretl among the Ijeflagged streets of 
the city. 

The saffron banners of the rising sun heralded a 
cloudless and temperate day. With the dawn the 
countrv-side l)eg,in to mo\ e upon the citv. The streets 
■svere tilled for hours liefore the arrixal of the train with 
Go\-ernor Kitchin. At ii c>'clock the Chief Kxecuti\'e 
ar.d honored guests were met at the Southern station by 
the city officials, the distinguished citizens of Oxford 
and the Daughters of the Con federac_\-. The spectacidar 
parade formed at the depot, moving up Penn a\-enue to 
College street, thence to Hillsboro street, to (T^illiam, to 
Front, to Main and back to the confluence of Hillsboro 
and Main streets, where the stately shaft, upon which 
will stand the statue of a Confeilerate warrior at "Ready!" 
— gun in hand, e\-e on the enemy — will be forever an in- 
spiration to the youth of (Tranville and a perpetual re- 
minder to numhood and womanhood of the heroism, 
fortitude and faithfulness to duty of their sires. 

Heading tlie grand procession, the Third Regiment 
Band, stirring the flesh with thrills of martial nmsic ; 
following, a dashing array of nuirshals, and after these 
one hundred and eleven of the vSouthern immortals, a 
Time and Battle-W'orn remnant of the world's noblest 
army, comprising half the number living of the daunt- 
less 2,100 who offered themselves up as a sacrifice for 
their country. Soldiers of the future contests of the 

mart .uid forum, and ol if need l)e, followed the ser- 
ried ranks of \'elerans, the l-.attalion of Horner'.s Military 
School, every one a manly man ; after these the (iran- 
ville Grays, under Capt. J. Robt. Wood, gallant-looking 
successors to the patriots who covered the name of their 
company with glor^-. After the military a great line of 
carriages, the first containing Governor and ."Mrs. Kitchin. 
Capt. and Mrs. W. H. White, and after these th? Oxford 
Fire Department, with its splendid equipment, and gaily 
decorated floats. On the float of Capt. J. Robt. Wood 
was tlisplayed a portrait of Capt. Augustus Landis, \\ho 
commanded the famous Granville Grays during the 
Civil War. 

To General B. S. Royster, chief marshal of the dedica- 
tion, is due the credit for the perfect march, without the 
loss of a moment or an untoward e\ent. 

The line of march was flanked by thousands of Ijeauti- 
ful women and handsome men, and as many of Ciod's 
sweetest smiles — numberless happy-faced children. 
None were more attracti\e, none presented a finer ap- 
pearance than the several hundred orphans under the 
guardianship of the Masons of North Carolina. Neither 
was anything lovelier than the hundreds of young 
women of Oxford Seminary, and no braver front could 
be presented than that of the cadets of Horner military 
Academy. The State does not hold a more contented 
and progressive citizenry than the inhabitants of Gran- 
ville. The country v»as enfolded in the liberal and hos- 
pitable arms of Oxford. Its men and women showed 
that red blood ran through them; thej were well dressed, 
of excellent manners and are people of a high order of 

A-; lli(i~L' invited assunieil llieir -eats upcm the ])l;!t- 
Icinii. iu-\l t<i the <])•>{ where the im miinient will wateh 
tae cily, <i(i\eni(>r KUc-hin remarked l<illie ne\\--]M])er 
men : "Voii ne\er saw a lietter emw d than this in \(iur 
lile. ' and it \\,i^ true. A \i<ual >ur\i-\' i;| the streets 
ami laiildin^^- rexe.iled ])e(>]jle e\er\ where the eve ennld 
reaeh. The rciol' oi the c nnhdu-e \\a- >larreil with 
h()ys t)rii;hl emintenanee-- : women's laee~ inipearled 
e\ery wind(jw ci>mHiandiny a \ iew e-f the street, from 
tlio-e o\ erloiikin^i; it to Ihe .uaily festooned oriels of the 
I'uMic ],ed.;j,er ofliee. 

The rehel Nell a,>;ainsl the -ky a- the hand -truek 
the first in-piriiiL; notes (it 'T)i\ie." It rose ai;ain and 

It was a sMurce ^f rei;ret thai the statue for the momi- 
ment had nut arriveil. a- it wa- ]_)ro]i(ised to nn\eil the 
nionnnient to-day. The --haft, made of Warren County 
granite, come, Ijut the hron/.e st.ilue, hecause of 
ci>nge>lion ol Ireightson Western road^, had n(jt arrived 
fi"iim riiieago, although it had heen ex]ieeted for several 
d.iys. The nmnumeiit is lhirt\-lour leet in height, the 
Statue seven ieet, heing a Confederate soldier with gun 
in hand, standing at the jio-ition of •T<eady !" The 
uuinuuient kiees Alain street. ( )n the base are inscrihed 
the words : 

"To OCR Coxi'"Ki>!':R.\'Ln^; Ukad 
i8hi — i8b5." 

The words on the die are : 

"(^tRAxvili.i-: CtRavs 


U. D. C 

( )n the ])lintlie are the letters 

••C. vS. A." 

and oil the niiiidle section nf tlie shaft are eiioraxeil tU'O 
Confederate fhigs, crossed. 

Other inscriptions in bron/.e will be jjlacecl on the 
nionnnient, among ther.i the names of the battles in 
which the (Tran\-ilie soldiers participated. 

Two immeti-e pendants, Confederate flags, co\'ered 
the front of the conrthonse. 

These were to luwe formed the \-eil of tiie ni Minment. 
Miss Angnsta Lindis, younge-t daughter of Capt. Au- 
gustus Landis, came from IJurhaui, where she now' 
makes her home, by invitation, to unx'eil the mcmument. 

The monument is an adornment to the cit\-. It occu- 
pies the ele\-ation in the center c^f the city, an exeriast- 
ing sentinel to keep eternal \igiis, Ijy night and 1)\- dav 
addressing in soul-words all who \"iew it, dirLCting them 
to ways oi honor and dutv. 

The exercises commenced at noon. 

The inxocation was pronounced l)y a \enerable father 
in Israel, Rev. J. A. Stradley, an ancient Baptist di\ine, 
who served through the entire War. He called the 
blessings of Jehovali on the gray hairs, bended forms 
and feel)le frames ot the ol i soldiers of (iran\-ille, pray- 
ing tliat the}- all might be soldiers of Christ and when 
the roll is called up Yonder thev'l be tliere. 

The band pl.iyed "My Country 'Tis of Tlue, " followed 
by an inspiring rendering of the State hymn by the 
Daughters of tlie Confederacy. 

(Tcneral B. S. Roaster, master of ceremonies, a golden- 
tongued orator, in a futing speech, presenled Judge 
Augustus \V. iTraham, who made the formal tender of 
the monument. 


Acidress of h!on. A. \V. Graham. 

?Jks. rRi';sii)i':xT, DAnwrn-.RS of thk Coxi'KdkracV, 

lyADii'.s \M> ( Ti:x'rr,ivMi;x : 

vSince Ur- crciiticn el CTr.iinil'.c Comity in 174^1, ^he 
iia- occi'.]iii'il a place ci' ] ^r. )ininence amoiitf her si-lL-rs. 
WliL'tliLi" in ])caci- (ir in war, anion^ licr sons have l)L-fn 
t'onnd kaiRTs ol the lime- in which they lixcd. 

Tho-. I'cr-on w\i- a councillor and Iculcr in Hk- war of 
the Rei^nialors and did to lYi.-ter ihe -iiirit of 
!i!>ert\' in onr horders. 

Joh.n Peun was one of th- three sioners of the Declara- 
li( n of Inde];ce, July 4. 777(1, on 1ieh,ilf of North 
'c'art>Iina, and as a niend>er (/t the I'roxincial Coni;re,-s 
became one of the nio>t active and trusted ad\-ocales of 
the re\«'hitiou and m <ha])ir.,i; th.e Con- 1; t'lUion, u,:til Ins 
mitimeU dcilh in 17S.S. l/])on Col. I,(.-\vi> Williams, a 
nati\e of (Vr.mxille, who had taken u|) his residence in 
S.mth Carolina, the Lei;i<l,ature fiestowed the mo-t siunal 
le>timLin\- to his hit;h ch.iracter, hraxerv ami inteLiiity witnessed duriui; the Re\ohuionary W'.ir, when 
alter the di-astrous defeat of (iates at Camden, it ];lace<l 
in his< 525,000 to he u-ed in raisini; troops to de* 
fend the South. He r.nsed 400 men in the county of 
Rowan ;nid the section hetween the \'adkin and Catawba 
rixer in North Caro'ina. joined Se\U'r, Clexela.nd .ind 
others, and conlnbuteil much to the defeat of A'aj. h'ur- 
gerson and his torie-^ in the deci~i\'e battle ot Kin<;s 
Mountain, and fell at tlie head of his men near the close 
of the h.dlle. The Lei;islatnre haxiu^ implicit coiifi- 
tlence in his intet^ritv and honesty, passed a joint reso- 
Intion declinmii to re(]uire his executors to render an_V 

ricconiit of the diisposition of what, in that day, \\as ;i 
\'ast sum of money, becaii-^e thev wore tully satisfied it 
had l)een expended as intended by them. 

And she contributed her full quola of men to General 
Greene, at the battle of Guilforil Court House, which 
did so nuich to Crij)i:)le L,ord Cornwallis and lead to Ids 
downfall at Yorktown. 

So in the war of 1S12, in the ^lexican War, and in the 
War for Texan Independence, the men of Granville did 
their full duty. Ihit it was in the war between the 
States, from 1861 to 1865, that the sons of Gran ville ga\e 
the greatest evidence of the heroic mould in which they 
were cast. In de\-otion to principle, da-h and g;d!antry 
in action, patient endurance and sacrifice, the men ol 
(Tran\-ille were excelled by none. With not more than 
1,800 \-oters, she contri'ouled more than 2,ioj soldiers to 
the gigantic ct^nfiict. And of the 75 regiments trcju) 
North Carolina, Gran\-ille lia<l troops m more tlian 35 of 
them. And in the navy, too, she had many representa- 
tives ; and we see among us to-day three at least of those 
who served so \\ell on L-oth land and sea, James M. Cnr- 
rin, Robert T. Crews, and that old hero of the far-famed 
Merrimac, Henry H. Howard, no less useUd m ci\il lite 
than intrepid in war. And there was h.ardly a conllict 
in Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, or Pennsylvania where 
the ground was not enriched by the blood ot the soldier 
from Gran\'iHe. 

I wish I had the time to give yon something of the 
history of these gallant sons, and recount the deeds of 
valor they perforn.ied — how they fought and fell. Would 
that I could fittingly describe that splendid soldier of 
the cross, as well as of war, Samuel L. Howard, of 

Co. K. ss'li Xcrtii CimliiM ircop^, who wouM iiiarch 
or fij^hl .ill il.i\- ami Ii._-iorL- he \\o;;l(l lie cl;i\\n at 
iii-ht would \i>il Ihe lio-pitaN or the haUlt fieKl lo 
tiud lhi;>c' who were w<ain.k(l or (l\inj; and to nurse 
and ]a'a\- w tli them and pre-erNe the r la-l l(i\inj^ nies- 
-ai^e^ f(_>r kindn.'d ;,ri.l lriend~. So tender and eon-i.ler- 
ate wa^ he. thai it i- -l.ited, when (>n the ^harj;-lioolers' 
line, ju-t a- he drew a liead oil a Winlcee and jiulled the 
tri.i;,L;er, he would -end up the i)ra\'er "inav <'od lia\e 
nierex on \<iur-oul." I'ut it ilid not interlere with the 
aei.-urat-y ol hi^aiin. I wculd like to tell of anuther of 
the <aine coiu]ian\- and re^ninient that went farthest at 
< ietlyshuri;, John I'. Caiinad\-, the .i^aljant Soldier wlio 
^its h\- my side, wli > tor de\otioii to ])rineiiile and ealm,\-, was not excelled l>y anv, h'irst he 
on the tiriiiL; lin_- wliere hi- ner\e and hr.iverv .ittr.ided 
the .aieiilion of liis -uperior oflicers, ,ind lu- was then 
])laeed in c nnm.ind of the litter eor]->-, a jio-ition fr,iu,L;ht 
with the j;reale-t (hinder, and no ex'^'r fell on our 
side, when the lire was loo IkjI, <ar the d.mi^er loo L;reat, 
for John I'. C.inn.idy to j^o to his relief. And then there 
\va- little Joe Ca-h, of Co. .\ . 4 Uli Re- inient— Col . Hi:- 

,yro\e"s Coni]ian\' tm of Jacilj Ca^li, who was a ]><> ^r 

man with a family of t,n chihlren, Vihen Jacoh w;i 
conscriji'.ed, tliere was consternaiion in the l.imih, for 
lie was tlieir sole dependence for a li\i:ig. J, e, a mere 
strii)lini,'- rif .1 h.v. not ih ye.irs old, dem iiided that lie he 
allowed to t;o in hi- failier'.- place, hut w.i- told that he 
w.i< too snnill to i^o. He -aid, "X'e-, I ,1111 too little to 
su]i]>ort the family, l.)ut I am not too little to h.i^ht." 
And he was so iiersistent that finally he was permitted 
to take his f.Uher's ])lace. What a gallant soldier he 

iiKule, let his comrades testify. At the battle of South 
Anna liriilge. on July 2b, 1863, Col. Hargrove, wiih 
C ). A, b2 men, and 15 men from ^laj. Bingham's Com- 
pany from Orange, suecessfnlly le-isted for four hours 
the assault of Col. v^pears with i5(JO U. S. ca\•alr^•. 
When at la-t thev were overpowered, a strapping ser- 
geant charged up to ]oe, c dling "surrender ! surren- 
der!" Joe's only reply was to run him through with 
his bayonet. Tiien Col. Spe.irs himself demande 1 his 
surrender. Joe turned and saw Col. Hargrove still 
fighting, and his reply to Col. vSpears was, "ril ne\er 
surrendir until my own colonel tells me," and with that 
he m.ide for Col. Spears with his bayonet, when he was 
shot down. 

But, my friends, howe\-er alluring the theme of the 
bra\-ery of the sons of Granville, I am admoni>hed I 
must de-ist. That is not my prominence to-day. To 
others has been alloted that pleasant task. 

To-day you behold the fruition of the hopes, the prayers 
and the ceaseless endea\orof the noble band of daughters 
of Granxille, wdio for five long }-ears have struggled to 
perpetuate in ende.iring stone, the memory of the deetls 
of valor of their love 1 ones, and the principles of the 
ca 'se for which they foaglit and fell. You will see on 
this ground that eulogy in stone and be enchanted by 
its S3un metrical proportions and the grace of its outlines. 
But, li3w few can realize the labor, the anxiety, the 
patriotic courage and devotion it represents. It is truly 
a labor of love. It is the incarnation of the spirit of 
those mothers, sisters antl sweethearts, who made possi- 
ble tho:;e glorious deeds of the Confederate soldier of 
iSSi to 1865. 


Niine of 11^ now apjireciate the inilifftTL-nci.- and o])po- 
siliou 111 il li.hl to lit o\'L-rcoiiic l)y ]i:itit:-ncL', ]ier-everaiice 
aiiil tact, and wIkmi tlicy hail t)"ynn ti> acLunmlatt- a small 
sum aiiti tliL- reward nl their labors \va^ ntarh- in si^lit, 
a ]) >rli()n of their tiiiid wonld ha\'e ti) he di\erted, in 
case (if emerL;encv, tii sn<t lin some wortliv old soldier in 
his la-t hour-, or ;<i\e him decent In^.rial \\hen he died, 
hecau-;e no one was left niion whom that -ad duty could 
de\ol\e. And still they toiled (.m, and on. gettini; a 
little here and a little there, until the i^oal was reached 
and we behold the culmin.ition of their labor and sacri- 
fice in the statel}- column that will C!ccn].)y this S]iace teir 
all lime to C(inie, tell the \Outh and the stranger oi the 
deeds of (Tr.iin ille's heroic -ons. 

All honors to tho-e d.inghter- of (Tranxdlle. 

And now on hehalf <_if the (rranxille •■rays Chapter of 
the United D.uiiihters of the Confederacy. I present to 
the c<:nuitv of (Tran\'ille this stately monument to her 
Confederate soldier, watered with their tears, cc^nse- 
crated 1)\- their praNers, nia\- it e\-er be cherished and 
preserx'ed to cause her sons to emulate the \irtnes of 
those who ha\e made her fame immortal. Ancf when 
the stranger sliall ask, what means this monnnnent, tell 
him : 

"This car\-en stone is here to tell 

To all the worhl the love we hear 
To those who fought ami bled and fell, 

Whose battle cry was <lo and dare; 
Who feared no foe, hut faced the fray, 
Onr "allant men wiio wore the grav." 


Address of Acceptance by D. G. Brummitt. 

JuDGK Graham : 

In tlie name ami behalf of the people of this town and 
county, I receive from yoxir hands this monument to 
Granville's heroic living and dead. Though unfinished 
we ha\ e no hesitancv in accepting it, for \vc know that 
those who had the lovaltv and dex'otion to plan luue the 
courage to complete it. Would that I might in fitting 
words tell you and these devoted women whom von 
represent and for whom you speak, of the love of Gran- 
ville's people for those v\diose tleeds this structure com- 
memorates ! But in the simple dignity of an occasion 
such as this, in the awc-ome thought of valor such as 
theirs, mere words sink into that insignificance which 
they ofttimes deserve. Would, too, tliat the brave and 
loved dead might know of the honor done them this dav ! 
Let us believe that l]\ey do ; let us believe that from that 
Peaceful, Plentiful L,and the starved and fighting dead 
of other years look down, and see not onl}- this monu- 
ment but with a cleared and lengthened vision see the 
heart-reverence we do them and their comrades here 

I fear that too often we are tempted "to praise ourselves 
in the name of our State," too often we garland the head 
of our country thereby meaning our own. Urt a eulogy 
of the Confederate soUlier cannot be so regardeil. The 
voice of the combined world unites in gi\-ing to the 
soldiers of the Lost Cause a meed of praise equal to that 
given the hardened legions of Csesar, or the enthusiastic 
followers of the great Napoleon. Not the least brave of 

tli'>sf who iicirly lifty yt-ars ai^o aii~\\XTL'(l the call of 
lliL'ir Aldllier Sou 111 w trc I he- iiR-n Iroiu ( iramillt; CuiiiUy ; 
men Willi wlioiii \(ni ami I and all (il us may well lie 
]n'<)nil Ui elann tlic kiii--lii)i of naUirc ; nu-n in who,-e 
\ein< llanK-(l iht- fathcr-l.l<jM,l {,< that which k-ai)- through 
(.>;ir- to-<lay and llinll- wilh the llmu^s^hl uf their deeds. 
Ill that ~tiu,L;_:^le tho -c latht.r< < ^f ours t;a\ e tlie suprcincst 
e\iilc-m-c im-n can c\cr,Lcivcof dcv ition to a cau-c — they 
(lied for il ; they fduulit so luuo a- there was a 'i^^hting 
chance" — and a year llureafter. 

N'ol many \earswill |)a<s liefore the<e remaining ones, 
the oliject-- ol our care and \eiieralion, will ]iass to join 
their brothers. Not long will their li\ ing presence re- 
mind u- of their , sufferings and their glorie-^. Suon no 
living \oice will lie he.ird to tell the slor;> of I'.ig Bethel, 
ol Re. 1111-^' Station, of or of (Tettyshurg. Yon 
xeterans who for four long ye.irs carried the fortunes of 
the Confeder,ic\- on the ])tiints of your hayonets; yon to 
whom the hitter memories auil unhirgelahle sufferings 
of that dread time are still Iresh an<l strong will hardly 
again gather to see a monument nn\eiled,. F.ven the 
children of that time now find their faces turneil toward 
the setting sun. 

Hut this m Miuiiunt to the Confeder.ile soldier will last 
beyond vonr li\-es. Standing here at the head of our 
princi])al street, where the busy tiiles of our life el)b back 
and forth Ijcfore il, it will be a constant ineinorial to our 
soldier ilead. Tlie busy man of affairs may in after years 
be here reiuin-ded of the glories of his race. The unlet- 
tered and the nnle.irned may from the legible character 
of that soldier's lace which sh.dl top this structure 
the lessons of high courage. The bov hurrying to school 


nia\- from llie eyes ui same solilier catch thai divine 
insiiiralion wliicli Ixioks cannot give. And in some after 
crisis of our people's lite, the men and women of that 
tuture time ma\- from this lieroic figure l)reath.e the spirit 
of their fathers and meet their problem as did the men 
of 'b:. 

Daughters of the Confederacy! Well and good it is 
toi' all these reasons that _\ou ha\e reared this struciure, 
this monume it to the distant dead of ours who sleep in 
graves, unknown, unmarked ; to those who died where 
quenchless thirst and rain and snow kept ward and watch 
lieside their earthen couch of death ; to the maimed and 
torn whose battered bodies gi\e their modestv a \oice ; 
to those who came back from liattle and w'0\-e the fair 
garments ot our prosperit} from the rags of their defeat ; 
to all the dead who so died and to all the li\'iiig who so 

Tuat you have taken it upon yourseh'es to do this 
work means that this struciure is something more than to our immortal dead. Tribute th(^ugli it is 
to those who fought in the fielil, I shall like to think of 
it as equal tribute to those who suffered at home ; to the 
womanhooil of Gran\-ille County, ]iast and present ; to 
her who sent her lord and master fortli to battle and to 
death ; to her who ga> e her fair, fresh son to feed the 
northern cannon ; to her who sent her loved and best to 
the bridal-bed of death ; to 3c u and all. Daughters of an 
heroic Mother, who by your exertions ha\-e made this 
structure a possibility and a reality : to you their I'resi- 
dent, most of all, wdiose seal and devotion through all 
the difficulties and discouragements wiiicli lia\'e beset 
your pathway has neither flagged nor waned. 

Sir, iVdiii \ our liaiicN 1 take- tlii- innnurcie'iU ; mil IliriniL;!- 
\i>\\ '^iVL- tlK-sc ik-\oteil wtiUKU Un- tli:inks of a ,<;r,ik-lul 
]iL-o]il(,-, ;i>^iiriii^ }<iu ainl Un-iu llial -o long as a!i])recia- 
lion (il .i;r(,-,il anil nubk- ilcciU- >hall la>l aiu.ungst us llicir 
wurk ui!l 1r' ruim-inliercil. 

In prc-^fnliiii; ( '.o\ enior Kiteliin, (Tfiieral PvOvsler saiil 
111 it il was always cu^loinarv on an occasion like this to 
havi- a ili-iin!,;!!! -htr-i! orator, ami that it vva- apjirojiriale 
lor tlii^ occasion to liaxc tlit- -on of a man who enli-teil 
in a comjjany (.■! s frt)in < Tran\il!e Ci.umty. 
'With that same (k-Mation ami tiik-lily to ilnty with 
which the father ami the other jiatriots si-rveil the Lost 
C.iiise has this wortlu' son ilischargeil e\ ery iliity eoiii- 
mon to the walks oi life." General Roysler ileelareil 
that (io\ernor Kitchin had always lifeii loveil in (iran- 
\ ille Ci:iinU\- a.-- no man of his age haal ever lieen loveil 
111 North Cart>lina. 

llefore the sil\-ery-\-oiceil governor hail spoken ten 
minutes tliere was not a lustreless e\e in the \-ast as- 
seniliK'. It reiiiimleil one of Rien/.i avMressing the ji'ijiu- 
lace of Rome. He toucheil the ocean ilepths of the 
people's feeling, the crest of the great sea of 
human life hail the motion of wa.ves as the entranced- 
hearts of the multitude, swayed by one insjnration, 
responded to the surpassing ekinnence oi (Tovernor 
Kitchin. He uuide them weep, hut he did not make 
Ihem laugh. A facetious remark or an humorous anec- 
dote among his profound utterances would liaxe been as 
out of place as a dance among the dead. He s]X)ke as 
one who has a message to deliver, and he delivered it 

with a mastery of speech, a convincing force and a 
greatness of thought that he'd for an hour and a quarter 
every listener ppelUbound. It was th.e greatest tribute 
to his strength as a speaker and ehjquence as an orator 
that not one person left until he concluded his address. 

Lack of space forbids a complete reproduction of his 
v>-ords, or even a,n appreciable sunr.narv ot his address. 
He reviewed in a new light that was like a re\-elation 
the causes of the war, the events that precipitated it, the 
niightv fratriciilal struggle, the dark era of Recon.nruc- 
lion made luminous by the same heroes of '6i-'65, and 
the glorious achievemer,ls of the renascent South. His 
tributes to the veterans, to the Soulhern women of the 
war, and to the character of Robert E. Lee, shone like 
stars. When the Southern soldier, he said, left the 
theater of war he entered one to play, if possible, a more 
important part. He had lost in the conflict and returned 
to his home which the rnlliless hand of war had touched 
and left desolate. He ■>\a- determined to rclmild the 
shattered fortunes of the Soiitli, to reclaim the wasted 
fields, to reopen the schools, to tiH the churches. He 
encountered a tiile of crime and destruction m North 
Carolina such as history had never before knov>n. ^Lmy 
leaders were deprived of their cilizen-hip by the Federal 
Government, "but they found they could not deprive 
them of their leadership." The Federal C.TOvernment 
controlled by insatiable malice and bigotry, and by 
duress, by fraud and. corruption the Constitution was 
amended to accomplish the impossible racial equality. 
Tiie confederate in those ilays, he said, was a pillar of 
fire by night ami a pillar of cloud by day. The day of 
the scalawag and the carpet-bagger came, spreading 

criiiit- ami \ andali-m .ilif ad in llic l;;nil. iiial.iiiii k-ar to 
sit lielort- L\ei\ ii( ')r. 'i'lw in\i-ililt: eni]iin-- -]>riinL; iij), 
the Kii Kinx caniL- a- a i\'.ftla»l iucL-.-,.ry nmlrr IIk- l-x- 
i,-tiug ei'.cinii^'.a'.i.rL--. CiLi.Aii- uerc ca^t iiitti iiri-nii. 
chargtd with luicritr.u. Tlif Siqi'.vnie Ccnrt wa> applied 
til for a writ ol ha.l)ca< coi'in;-. It \\a.- -t-rxcil on Kirk- 
wlio trt-ated this iiuaraiily 'i| the jji-r-rnal ri^lit-~ of citi- 
zen-- as a thin<^ dut of date. The Sii]ireiue Court .<^a\e 
out the startling conle-sion tliat tlie Judiciary had heen 
exhausted in a time of piece. When Holdtn and Kirk 
were jireparing to try the ])eople. Kirk ni~lied to Wasli- 
ington and v. anted the Re])ul) Pre.-idciit and Secre- 
tar\ of War tcj interxeue in their hehalf. The an-wef 
was that the court- had charge oi that r.ialter. Some of 
the ])ri,-oner- were taken to Sali-hnry, where they were 
released, and that dav the power ot Holdeii and Kirk 
rccei\cd its death knell. 

(Ttivernor Kilchin >aid he was glad th.e leaders in war 
had heccime the le.iders in jieace. He liojied to see the 
pensions of the \elerans increased, so that they might 
recei\e every ccimlort and care m the power ot the State 
to hestow upon them. 

The Governor's Irihiite to Southern women, couched 
in a thousand golden words, melteii the heart of e\ er}-- 
one. In concluding it he said that -uinetimcs a South.ern 
man would turn b.ick ,\iid pro', e traitor, hut ne\-er in all 
those days of war and the d.iys that followed tlid a 
Southern woman turn her hack on SoiUhern sentiment. 
He declared he '.vi-h.edi to ,^ee some day a marhle monu- 
ment ra.ised to Southern women, liearing upon it this 
inscri])tion : "The dark days (A Reconstruction found no 
scalawag among the women o| the South." 

Hi'^ trilnite to the white race was erjually strong. He 
ileehired he would not tresj^a-s upon the I'eeHngs of a 
colored man, and spoke in kinilness, but in truth. This 
proud race, to which the Confederate \'eteran belongs, 
has encountered man}- obstacles in its upward march ; 
it has encountered other races, but its superiority has 
ever been demonstrated under anything like fair cir- 
cuni.stances. He told what the race had accomplished, 
after contact with the races of e\-ery other color, no race 
ever being al)le to impede the onward march of the 
white race. He was glad many of the \eterans had 
lived to see the day -'when the workl is beginning to 
appreciate that it is not in the power of all the armies 
e\-er drilled or an}- constitntion ever written to make the 
white man and the black equal on this earth." vSo long 
as the descendants of the Confederate \-eterans control 
the destinies of the land they will be controlled in 

In conclusic)n. Governor Kitchiu called npon all to 
love the Union now as the Confederates lox'ed the Con- 
fetleracy in '6i-'65, to ser\e the Union now as they served 
the Confederac}- then, having nothing to apologize for, 
nothing to retract, but recei\ ing inspiration for a heri- 
tage of inexhaustible glory from the fane=:t soldiers e\-er 
seen on the planet. 

The old .soldiers gave the Go\'ernor three cheers, end- 
ing with the stirring rebel yell, after which the band 
struck up "Dixie ' and the assemblage dispersed, the 
old \eterans "to the rear' for a dinner ser\-ed them at 
the courthouse by the Daughters of the Confederacy. 

At 2:30 o clock the comrades of '6i-'65 gathered at 
the junction of Hillsboro and ^luin streets, where Com- 


radcjdliii P. Cannady and oUrt heroes recnuiUed their 
experieiue- in the time- that tried nien'-; souN, 

The Third Regiment Hand, conchided the exercises o! 
the d.ay with a delis^httul l).ind C(_)ncert. 



Giaiivjllc Gravs. Coiiifanv 1), 12tli Resiiiient 



(leort^e Worthani, Cajitain, eomniandino , A]iril 22, "61, 

(Tran\ille co, jiro Culi^iel of 50lh Re,t;. 'May i, '61. 
Au.^aistus Landis, Jr., Captain com., May i, '62, (iramile 

CO, pro from i-t Lieutenant. 
A. I' . j-'pencer, Cajitain, (iranville co. 
Ant^ii^tus Tandis, Jr., ist Lieut, com., April 22, '61, 

(iranville co, \^ro. 
J. C. Hester, 1st Lieut, com., 'Max 1. 'ii2, Gran\ille co, 

pro from 2nd Lieut. 
J. C. Hester, 2ud Lieut, com., April 22, '61, Gran\-ille 

CO, p. 
J. B. Hunter, 2nd Lieut, com., April 22, '61, r Jan. i, 'b2. 

Non-Comnnission Officers. 

\Vm. C. INLiIlory, 2d Sergeant, en April 22, 'hi, Gran- 

uille CO. 
Thos. C. Crews, 3d Sergeant, en April 22, '61, Granville 



Tlios. ]\I. Smyth, 4lh Sergeant, en April 22, '61, Gran- 
ville CO. 

Saninel T. Williams, ist Corporal, en April 22, '61, Gran- 
ville CO, pro A. C. S. 

Wm. H. Young, 2d Corporal, en April 22, '61, Gran\ille 


A. W. Rowland, 3d Corporal, en April 22, '61, Granville 


T. J. Minor, 4tli Corporal, en April 22, '61, Granxille co ; 
killed vSept. 17, '62, at Sharpsburg. 


Allen, R. L,. enlisted April 22, 1861. 

Allen, G. E. H., en April 22, 1861, discharged. 

Adams, Reuben, en Feb. 28, 1863; Union co; discharged 

April 30, 1863. 
Barnett, J. H., en April 22, 1S63; Gran\-ille co; died of 

wounds received at Cold Harbor. 
Battle, D., en June 8, 1861; Gran\-ille co; transferred. 
Battle, J. C, en April 22, 1861; Orange co; died of 

wounds received at South ^lountain.. 
Beasley, F. S., en April 22, 1861; Granville co; killed 

July I, "63, at Malvern Hill. 
Bell, L,. R., en April 22, '61; Granville co; killed July i, 

'62, at Malvern Hill. 
Blalock, M., en April 22, '61; Granville co; p. vSergeant. 
Brodie, E. G., en April 22, '61; Granville co; tr to 54th 

Brocius, W. R., en April 22, '61; Granville co; dis- 
Bennett, Wm., en Oct. 17, '62; Kentuck}-; c. 
Brown, James, en Nov. 26, '62; Virginia; c. 

liarnes, (i. \V., en A])ril 22. '61: (irainille co: p .Sergl; c. 
Barclielt, C. R.. t-n Au,L;nst 25, "64; Wake co. 
]'>l<.iunt. Julin, en I<"cl). 26 '03; Union co. 
r..irker, ]). T., en Fel>. 3, '64; Wake co. 
Cinu].i, A. L.. en SeiVienih^-r S, '64, Wake CO. 
Case, J. J., en Se])lenil)er 24, '64: Wake co. 
C lie. R. L,, enli-leil ( )cluber II, '62; (ieorgia. 
Cannaily, J. P., en Ajiril 22, 'm; Granville co; Ir to 23(1 

Cannady, J. F. en A])ril 22, '62; (rranville co: dis- 


Calalian, John, en N()\enil>er 20, '62: \'ir,L;inia. 

Crndnp, Josiali, en A]iril 22. 'hi; d An.i^nsl 1, '61. 

Chandler, S., en Ajiril 22, "61; Granx ille co; c. 

Critclier. W. H., en A])ril 22, '61; Granville co; d Jul_v 
29, '62. 

Critclier, Joseph, en April 22, '61; Granville co; dis- 

Clement. A. G., en Oct. 4, '62; Granville co: c. 

Ca>li, T. J., en June i, '62: (Tranville co; killed June 27, 
'h2, at Cold Harbor. 

Culbreth, J. J., en April 3, '61; Florida; p Corporal. 

Carpenter, P. H., en FCel). 26, "63; Cleveland co; c. 

Carpenter, J. ^I., en F'el). 26, '63; Cle\-eland co; c. 

I) ivis, James, en April 22, '61; Granville county; disg. 

Daniel, George B., en April 22, '61; Gran\ille co; p. 

Daws, H. A., en July 4, '64; Wake co. 

Dorsey, Howard, en I'eb. i, '64; Granxdlle co; c. 

F^lickson, James, en A]iril 22, '61; fTran\-ille co. 

Flanagin, M., en Dec. 31, '62; \'irginia. 

Ciregory, Wm. H., en April 22, '61; (iranville co. 

Gregory, C. A., en April 22, 'bi; Granville co. 

Gregory, H., en April 22, '61, Grainille co. 
Gregory, R. en April 22, '61; Gr.mville co. 
Griffin, G. M., en April 22. 'bi; Tennessee. 
Godfey, \V. R., en March 22, '63; Union co. 
Goocli, George P., en June i, '64; Gran\-ille co; w. 
Hancock, F. C, en August i, '61; iTranxille co. 
Hargro\e, J. H., en April 22, "61; (iranville co. 
Harl, T. C, en April 22, 'bi: Gran\'ille co. 
Hart, R. A., enlisted April 22, '61; Gran\ille co. 
Hayes, J S., en April 22, '61; Granville co. 
Hobgooil, T., en April 22, '61; Gran\-ille co. 
Hobgoo(l,J. L., en May 6, '62; Gramille co. 
Hobgood, R. H., en ^Nhi}- &, '62; Granville co. 
HoUoway, W. T., en April 22, '61; Granville co. 
Hart, Henry, en April 22. '61; Granville co. 
Jones, R. B., en April 22, '61; Gramille co. 
Kingsbury, C. F., en April 22, '61; Granville co. 
Kittrell, E. P., en .April 22, 'bi; (Tranville co. 
Kitchin, W. H., en June 16, '61; Halifax co; pr Captain. 
Luidis, Geo. \V., en April 22, '61; Granville co. 
Luigford, T. H., en April 22, '61; Granville co: pro. 2d 

S-rgeant; tit. 
L,oil, C, en February 14, '64; c. 
Mallory, A. C, en A.pril, '61; Granville co, dt. 
IMdler, M. V., en November 25, '63. 
McBane, D., en September 28, '64; Wake co. 
Mu-ray, W. J., en September 28, '64; Wake co. 
M illory, J. S , en April 22, 'bi; Granville co. 
Mallory, S. C, March 4, '62; Gran\ille co. 
Meadows, L. P., en April 30, '61; Granville co. 
Meadows, J. S., en April 30, '61; (Tramille co; lost arm. 
Meadows, T. P., en April 30, 'bi; ('/rauN-ille co. 

.Minor, A. (t., en Ajjril 22, '61; (iraiu'ille co. 
Mitchell, R. H., l-ii Ajiril 30, 'hi: (iraiu illc co. 
Ali/.e, R. Iv., cii -April 30, 't)i; (Tr.nuille co. 
M.iore, H. D. K., en .Xni^nst 5, 'hi: X'iruinia. 
Moore, J. \V., en April 22, "hi: (Transille co. 
Moss, K. T., en .\pril 22, 'lu: <7ran\-ille co: il. 

^IcAden, , en A])ril 22, '01: \'iryinia. 

^IcCann, I'". J., en ,\pril 22, 'bi: Rennsyh-ania. 
McCi'lm, J. S. H., en A])ril 22, '61, \'iri;inia. 
IMcClanehan, T. \\'., en ,\pril 22, 'bi: < Tran\ille co. 
Macon, J. H., en .\pril 22. '61, (ir.nnille co. 
]\Iinor, J. H., en A])ril 22, '61: ( Vransille co. 
Null, W. 11. en Ajiril 22, '61, (Iranville co. 
Paschall, S. A., en Aj)ril 22, '61: Duplin co. 
Paschall, Wni. H., en April 22, hi: (jranville co, 
Paschall, R S., en .April 30, 'hi; Florida. 
Parhani, Jo^iah, en .\]iril 22, '61, <Trau\'ille co. 
Philpolt, S. 11., en June 7, 'hi, (iranville co. 
Pool, S. P., enli-t.'d June 5, 'hi: Pasquotank co. 
Phelps, Henrv, en Septenilier 8, '62, \'irt;ini.i. 
Ration, (t., en Septend)er 2S, '64, Wake co. 
Propst, J. H., en June 17, 'h4; Wake co. 
Rrmey, G. H., en June 12, 'hi; (Tranville co. 
Rane\-, C. W., en June 22, hi; Cranville co. 
Rohards. J. W,, en June 30, '61; (^ranvilfe co 
Robards, W. J., en Jnne 30, "hi; Gran\ille co. 
Roysler, Thomas I)., en Jnne 22, '61: (Tran\ ille co; disgj^. 
Roysler, J. A., en Ajiril 22, 't>i: (Tran\ille co: dl. 
Ro3-ster, G. W., en .August .|, '62: (.Tran\-ille co: c. 
Rowland, A. W., en .Vpril 22, '61: Gran\i!Ie co. 
Rowland, T. J., en Al.iy h, '62: Granxille co. 
Rnssell, Wni. II., en April 22, '61: (iran\il!e co. 


Shanks, Win. B., en April 30, '61; Granville co. 
Smith, John, en April 22, 'bi; Granville co. 
Smith, H., en April 22, '61; Gran\-ille co; dt. 
Sto\"all, Wilkins, en April 22, '61; Granville co. 
Skinner, Wni. H., en Octoher 30, '62; Granville co. 
Satterwhite, J. A., en April 22, '61, Gran\-ille co. 
Stone, Thomas A., en April 30, '61; Granville co; w. 
Stone, D. B., en April 30, '61; Granville co; dt. 
Spencer, A. F., en April 22, "61; Granville co; pr Captain 

and wounded. 
Sigman, Barnett, en February 30, '63; Cleveland co. 
Siguian, B., en February 30, '62; Cleveland co. 
Smith, Thomas M., en .\pril 22, 62; Granville co. 
Taylor James H., en April 22, '61; Gran\-ille co. 
Terr}', L,. D., enlisted April 22, '61, Granville co. 
Thomas, R. W., en April 22, '61; Granville co. 
Thorpe, Peterson, en 22, '61, Granville co. 
Tamore, Philip, en July 5, '62; Virginia. 
Terry, J. C, en July 4, 64, Wake co; dt. 
Tunstall, R. A., en October 10, '64; Granville co. 
Thomson, James, en September 30, '64; Wake co. 
Tharrington, W. W., en August 5, '62; Wake co; c. 
Vaughan, A. J., en April 22, '61; Granville co. 
Watson, J. G., en April 30, '61; Granville co. 
Williams, J., en August 18, '62; Virginia. 
Whismount, John, en February 30, '63; Cleveland co. 
Williams, S. T., en April 22, '62, Granville co. 
Weaver, G. W., en April 22, '61, Granville co. 
Webb, Wni. H.. en April 22, '61, Gran\-ille co. 
Williams, C. H., en April 22, '61, Granville co. 
Williams, P. H., en April 22, '61, Gr.mville co. 
Williams, R. A., en March 4, '62, Gran\ille co. 


Wii^.i^ins, Joseph, eii A])ril 22. '61, Granxilie Co. 
Wi.UK''!'^' J'l'ii'-'^. t^n A])ril 22. 'in, ( Tram ilk- co. 
V.incf\-, P. H., en Apri] 22, 'hi, (irainillc co. 
Vork, J- \V., en Ajiril 22, '61, (rrainille co. 
York, J. C, cii February i, '64, (iramiUe co. 


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PAT. JAN 21, 1308